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government berkeley's council voted on who is sitting next to whom inside those council chambers. this came at the recommendation of the mayor. but it's like a wedding or dinner and there are politics at play and where you sit says a lot. in the city of berkeley, the chair you choose to sit in has become a political punch line. >> a minute ago, we would just standing here and this guy came up and said, oh, be careful -- or don't sit next to me or be careful where you sit. people say these things. >> reporter: the reason for the chair sensitivity the councilman says is because the mayor doesn't like his policies and there is enough animosity that the mayor doesn't even want to sit next to him during council meetings. here's the seating arrangement now. woring ton next to the mayor. now capitelli is next to the mayor moving worthington to the outskirts. >> this is a silly petty almost comical thing. it's also on the serious level sort of emblematic of the kind of petty personal and political manipulations that can go on. >> i think that's completely crazy. >> it's amusing i suppose. really, w
with the spokesman for i.c.e. said: "the federal government alone sets these priorities and places detainers to ensure that dangerous criminal aliens are not released from prisons and jails into our communities." in california, i.c.e. has deported 82,000 illegal immigrants under s-com. a spokesman says three-quarters had already been removed before and didn't elaborate on the attorney general's decision today. 62,000 of those had convictions but they were trivial and some were detained for running stop signs or a broken taillight. >> i'm wondering if money plays into this at all. >> well, right now the way it stands is that if a local municipality holds someone for 48 hours, the feds don't reimburse them the money so the local people are the ones footing the bill for i.c.e. at this point. >> all right. thank you. >>> mini spy planes could soon what patrol the skies over alameda county. the sheriff's office says it needs the remote-controlled drones for emergencies and deputy safety. but cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo says activists are worried big brother is on board. >> reporter: the alamed
as an employee of the federal government they can get health insurance for spouses. if you are a same-sex couple you can't. >> reporter: the attorney general says her office has already been getting multiple questions from counties across the state preparing themselves just in case think need to grant same-sex marriage permits starting next week. as for the counties who might be reluctant to allow them, the attorney general says that she is making sure that they comply with state law. so we're all watching on monday. >> we'll know soon. grace lee, thank you. >>> a federal judge is considering whether to block a california law banning conversion therapy aimed at making a gay minor become straight. a u.s. district judge held an hour long meeting on that issue today in sacramento. she will issue a written ruling next week. the law takes effect january 1. opponents say the ban infringes on a parent's right to provide psychological care for their children. >>> the second inmate released under the state's revised "three strikes" law been a former drug addict convicted of stealing a gardening tool. san
to ideas that can make the federal government work better which is a passion of the president's. >> it will be a private lunch tomorrow with just the two men in the room. >>> the country is about a month away from tumble over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington signs of movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> he is campaigning for his position. i get it. we understand it. but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing fo
nottingham cbs 5. >>> president obama has a warning for syria's government. go after your people with chemical weapons and you will face serious consequences. >> the word is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> u.s. intelligence suggests the assad regime may be planning sarin gas attacks against rebel forces. the lethal nerve agent is 500 times deadlier than cyanide. the syrian foreign ministry denies the reports. >>> a highway tunnel that collapsed and killed nine people in japan over the weekend reportedly passed safety checks just a few months ago. several cars were crushed when a section of concrete longer than a football field came crashing down sunday in the tunnel west of tokyo. inspectors believe loose bolts may be to blame. japan has now ordered emergency inspections of highway tunnels across the country. >>> two mexican nationals have been charge with killing a u.s. coast guards man. they have been were suspect
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